CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR RETIREMENT SECURITY
August 9 - 10, 2007
Sponsored by the Office of Policy, Social Security Administration
and the Retirement Research Consortium
Recent Empirical Evidence on Retirement and Retiree Behavior
Take-up of Medicare Part D and the SSA Subsidy: Early
Results from the Health and Retirement Study.
Helen Levy and David Weir
The Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information:
Evidence from the U.K. Annuity Market.
Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein and Paul Schrimpf
Labor Market Effects of Public Health
Insurance: Evidence from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Melissa A. Boyle and Joanna N. Lahey
Demographic Changes and Family Behavior
The Future of American Fertility.
Samuel H. Preston and Caroline R. Sten
Children and Household Wealth.
John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri
Implications of Career Paths for Social Security.
Melissa M. Favreault and
C. Eugene Steuerle
Preparedness for Retirement: Managing Financial and Mortality Risk
Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges? The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds.
John Campbell, Adi Sunderam and Luis Viceira
Preparedness for Retirement: Private Pensions
The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings
Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment.
David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, James Choi, and John Beshears
Which Companies Will Freeze Their Pensions?
Alicia H. Munnell and Mauricio Soto
The Role of Governance in Retirement
Investments: Evidence from Variable Annuities.
Richard Evans and Rüdiger Fahlenbrach
Measuring Well-being in Retirement
Consumption and Income Poverty for those 65
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan
Future Beneficiary Expectations
of the Returns to Delayed Social Security Benefit Claiming and Choice Behavior.
Jeffrey Dominitz, Angela Hung and Arthur van Soest
Flows and the Relative Well-Being of the Elderly.
Barry P. Bosworth and Gary Burtless
Examining the Motives and Reasons for Retirement
Trends in European Pension
Olivier Bontout and Georg Fischer
The Impact of Late-Career Health
and Employment Shocks on Social Security and Pension Wealth.
Richard W. Johnson and Gordon B.T. Mermin, and Dan Murphy
The Effect of Changes in Labor Demand on Retirement
Outcomes of Older Workers.
Till von Wachter
How Health Influences Retiree Well-Being
How Fast Should the Social Security
Eligibility Age Rise?
David Cutler, Jeff Liebman, and Seamus Smyth
Estimating the Health Effects of Retirement.
Modeling the Effects of Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses on
the Retirement Decision.
Richard W. Johnson and Rudolph G. Penner
Validating Life-Cycle Models:
Lifetime Earnings and the Timing of Retirement.
John P. Laitner and
Social Security Eligibility and
the Labor Supply of Elderly Immigrants.
George J. Borjas
Retirement Transitions of the
Self-Employed in the United States and England.
Julie Zissimopoulos, Lynn A. Karoly, and Nicole Maestas
What Makes Retirees Happier: A
Gradual or 'Cold Turkey' Retirement?
Esteban Calvo, Kelly Haverstick and Steven A. Sass